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Thread: UV damage to fiberglass filter

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    UV damage to fiberglass filter

    I have a fiberglass sand filter that over the years has had the protective coating blasted off by UV rays. Anytime that I touch it in anyway I come away with glass in/on me. Kinda like a porcupine.

    Can I paint it with a clear coating of varnish to cover it up and not get the itchy anymore? Has anyone done anything like this before?

    thanks,
    dave
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    Re: UV damage to fiberglass filter

    This came up once before, in this topic.
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    Re: UV damage to fiberglass filter

    Wow that went off topic FAST.

    I did sound like someone had painted a filter once. I'll ask a friend of mine that is a big deep blue sailor if he can recommend a marine coating to use. It would be nice to only have to do this once and get another 10 years out of it.

    thanks
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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